Friday, February 18, 2011

The voice of the leaves / La voix des feuilles -- Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau

III - Outdoor Sketches

The voice of the leaves
          a song
Clearer than the rustling
               of robes
Brighter than the most
                        diaphanous colours.
Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau
translated by George J. Dance

[All rights reserved by the translator - used with permission]

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La voix des feuilles
Une chanson
Plus claire un froissement
De robes plus claires aux plus
                              transparentes couleurs.
Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau (1912-1943)
Regards et Jeux dans L'espace, 1937

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the European Union]

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